Admission Requirements

KYCOM will review applicant files only after all of the following materials have been received.

  1. A completed AACOMAS application and a completed KYCOM supplemental application, including official MCAT Scores;
  2. A nonrefundable supplemental application fee of $75 that is payable to KYCOM; and
  3. Letters of Recommendation
                  a. Requirement: A letter from a physician (preferably a D.O. who is a member of the AOA)
                  b. Requirement: At least one of the following options:
                               i. Letter from pre-med committee.
                               ii. Letter from a pre-med advisor and a letter from a science faculty member who is familiar with applicant's academic work; and
                               iii. Letters from two different science faculty who are familiar with the applicant's academic work.
  4. Recommendations must be written within the two years prior to making application. For example, if applying October 2015 through May 2016, letters should be dated no earlier than June 2013.
  5. All applicants and students are required to meet KYCOM Technical Standards. The Secondary Application requires all applicants to read KYCOM's statement of Technical Standards and to affirm that he or she meets these standards.
  6. In addition, all applicants to KYCOM must affirm that, if accepted, they will meet all immunization requirements prior to enrollment.

The minimum academic requirements for admission to KYCOM are:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Students must take the exam and have the official scores sent to KYCOM. MCAT test scores are valid for three years from the original test date.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the following college courses, including laboratory work:
    • English Composition and Literature  6 Semester Hours
    • General Chemistry  8 Semester Hours
    • Organic Chemistry  8 Semester Hours (4 hours of which can be Biochemistry)
    • Physics  8 Semester Hours
    • Biological Sciences  12 Semester Hours

These basic requirements must be passed and taken for credit at an accredited college or university.

Integrity: Prospective students seeking admission to KYCOM are expected to demonstrate integrity and professionalism throughout the application and matriculation process. Any intentional misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of all requested application and matriculation information is reason for rejection or dismissal. KYCOM reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant for any reason it deems sufficient. Further, matriculation will be denied to applicants who have failed to maintain a good record of scholastic performance and personal conduct between the time of their acceptance and their matriculation at KYCOM.

Student Transfers
Student transfers to KYCOM are rare. Transfer requests may be considered for entry into the third year of medical studies. Student requests for transfer to KYCOM should be directed to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. KYCOM does not encourage transfer students, but will consider them in special circumstances. Any transfer student accepted at KYCOM may, at the discretion of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, receive credit for courses taken at another medical school.

  1. Credits may be transferred only from medical schools and colleges accredited either by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) or by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  2. When a student transfers from another COCA-accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) to KYCOM, the last two years of instruction must be completed at KYCOM as the COM granting the D.O. degree.
  3. When students transfer from an LCME-accredited medical school or college to KYCOM, at least two years of instruction must be completed at KYCOM.
  4. In the case of LCME transfers, KYCOM’s requirements for osteopathic manipulative medicine must be completed prior to graduation.

Matriculation Requirements
After confirming KYCOM's offer of acceptance with a nonrefundable $1,000 deposit, all new students must also successfully meet KYCOM's requirements regarding criminal background checksurine drug screeningimmunizations, and medical insurance.

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